Melbourne's Chitra shares her second single, 'A Kind'. A taciturn takedown of a would-be love interest, Chitra delivers this song with one eyebrow raised. With rousing drums and twangy guitar, this is Chitra at her catchiest yet. A Kind was premiered on triple j's 'Home & Hosed' with Declan Byrne last night.
Of the song, Chitra says: 'A Kind' is a song of frustration whilst being a little bit sarcastic about it. To me, it's a song about standing up for yourself and realizing your self worth, it's almost cathartic to be putting it out.
Listen to 'A Kind' here.
Today Chitra also announces that she will be launching 'A Kind' with a very special headline show at the Gasometer Upstairs on 29th November. Tickets are available here, with special guests to be announced very soon!
Drawing on elements of rock'n'roll, contemporary indie-rock, classic singer-songwriter, and a hint of blues and country twang, Chitra's music provides a rich platform for storytelling, an element of songwriting she is particularly passionate about.
At the age of only twenty-two, Chitra's short career has already shown immense promise: Debut single "Better Than Before" has received airplay on Triple J, and was added to rotation on Triple J's Unearthed radio. Declan Byrne, host of Triple J's Home and Hosed, referred to Chitra as a "powerhouse", writing: "I first heard Chitra's voice live and it was so stunning. Plus she's such a great storyteller." Nkechi Anele, lead singer of Saskwatch and host of Triple J's Roots n All described Chitra as "a worldly old soul", noting of "Better Than Before" that "there's not light in the darkness but there is definitely beauty and wonder." Off the back of her success on the Unearthed platform, Triple J awarded Chitra with the chance to play at The Drop festival in Torquay, alongside Angus and Julia Stone and Hockey Dad. Favourably comparing Chitra to her songwriting role models Angel Olsen and Julia Jacklin, Beat Magazine praised Chitra's storytelling, writing that "Better Than Before" has "a calming quality despite the emotional complexity at its core."